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DIY VIDEOS

BUILD

Steel Framed Composite Deck
Check out our DIY video for building a deck, timber free!
Industrial-Style Wall Shelves
Use reclaimed timber and pipe fittings to create this unique rustic storage solution
Doll's House Book Shelf
In this DIY video, we show you how to build a combination doll's house and bookshelf

Renovate

Oscillating Tools
Oscillating tools are extremely versatile, with countless attachments for a variety of tasks including cutting, sanding and scraping. Also known as multitools, they have dozens of handy uses. Here 5 ways you can use this versatile tool when renova...
French Doors
In this DIY video, we show you how to install French doors to let in the light with glass-panels. Subscribe to Handyman on Youtube The carport at this property was recently converted into a combined guesthouse and artist’s studio. It was enclos...
Clean venetian blinds
Venetian blinds can be notoriously tricky to dust, but using this simple technique, you can get them clean in no time. All you'll need is a pair of tongs, two socks, and rubber bands. Simply slide the socks over each arm of the tongs, then secure...

Decorate

revamp a table
In this DIY video, we show you how to revamp a plain timber table to create a designer piece of furniture. First, measure the table and cut a piece of timber veneer or craft ply to size. Use a sharp new blade and a steel ruler as a guide. Spray th...
Paint a door
The selection of paint, colour and technique that your door is painted with, can dramatically improve the entry of any space.    Here are a few tips that will help you create a lasting first impression in any room or home.    Firstly det...
Paint The Exterior Of A House
House exteriors are exposed to constant and differing weather conditions on a daily basis, so they require additional considerations than painting internal walls.  Preparing a wall for painting a wall should take half a day to a day, depending on w...

Outdoor

gravel driveway
Safe, secure parking for our vehicles is important. They are valuable assets and we want to look after them.   The parking space at this site was a sloping gravel area damaged by soil erosion and poor drainage. It was also full of potholes and cov...
Dog house
Click here to get the full step-by-step instructions for this project. Click here to download the project PDF The frame of the doghouse is made from 70 x 35mm pine, and features a timber floor. The sides are clad with pine boards and a metal...
bbq bench
In this DIY video, we show you how to build a barbecue bench to transform an empty patio into a tidy outdoor cooking space. Subscribe to Handyman on Youtube The entrance area of this inner city townhouse was bare and unused. A more private rear...

Garden

bamboo hedge
Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on earth, making it perfect for creating an instant hedge to block out unsightly views. There's a lot to consider when planting a bamboo hedge, but the most important thing is to select clumping bamboo,...
Organic Aphid Spray
Aphids can be incredibly destructive pests in the garden, but with this DIY organic spray, you can deter them from attacking your plants. All you'll need to make this spray is: 2 tablespoons of chilli flakes 2 tablespoons of cayenne pepper...
If you want a spot to grow vegies or flowers, but don't want to create a bed or patch from scratch, go for an easy-to-build railed bed in a box. This video shows how to create a convenient place to grow vegetables, with an added frame for support...

Hints & Tips

Try this handy hack to prevent clothing from falling off coathangers
Glass jars have countless uses, but getting the labels off can be tricky, and they often leave behind a sticky residue. You can use Selleys® RP7® to remove leftover residue on the glass. Just spray the residue with Selleys® RP7®, allow it to penet...
Turn A Wine Bottle Into A Self Watering System
    Create a hole in the lid of a clean wine bottle with a nail.    Fill the wine bottle to just below the neck with water.  Cover the hole with your finger and insert into the soil.  The water will slowly release as needed over sev...
tomatoes
Cut old stockings into strips.    Then secure the stems of tomato plants to stakes with the stockings.    The stretchable fabric grips the stake while allowing the plant to grow unrestricted.